Fostering Success and Empowerment for LGBTQ+ Young Adults in Education and Work



Mentoring & Work Coaching.

At the heart of our scheme we’re proud to offer an lgbt mentoring programme for queer young adults, from the entire lgbtqia community, aged from 16 to 30 to support them to stay in, or to find, full time education or employment. As a mentee you can expect one-to-one support from a mentor who will act as your coach and be there to support you through the new and exciting world of work or education. Our goal is to focus both on employability but also holistic care so that you’re ready to enter work authentically and advocate for your needs as a proud intersectional person.

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Workshops on Employability and Life Skills.

Every month we’ll provide those on the mentoring scheme, along with other LGBT community members, the opportunities to join us for free workshops! In these workshops you’ll get hands on experience of different jobs, practical employment advice, and opportunities to meet like minded LGBTQ+ young adults who are also entering the world of work or education. This will be a mix of in-person and virtual depending on how the workshop is best delivered! 

Internships & Volunteer Experience.

We’ll use some of our connections across the corporate world and the third sector to help you find voluntary internships in your dream roles to help build an impressive CV, demonstrate to workplaces your commitment, and help you feel confident that you’re ready to smash your dream job when the time comes. We’ll also invite you to come and experience difference offices, employment styles, and work life balance through our corporate friends. 

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Support for Workplaces Employing Queer Young Adults.

Employers who get involved in our scheme will have the ability to access some of our industry leading LGBTQ+ inclusion training that centres the voices of LGBTQ+ young adults & supports them to create welcoming environments for the future generation of employees. We’ll also offer bespoke consultancy, workplace assessments, and mentoring partnerships to businesses to ensure that the individuals we place can truly thrive. 


Over 60% of LGBTQ+ graduates hide their identity when they enter the workforce.

Roughly 2 out of every 5 LGBTQ+ young adults are not in any form of education or work.

57% of LGBTQ+ job seekers left their last job because of anti-lgbt conduct.

A Special Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund.

This scheme has only been made possible as a result of the generous grant made to Blossom LGBT CIC by the National Lottery Community Fund. The Community Fund is a grant programme for distributing funds raised by the National Lottery for good causes.

Getting Involved

Queer Young Adults

We’re currently building a waiting list for LGBTQ+ young adults who would like to be on the scheme when it launches and who would like to hear more information when it’s available. To express interest in the scheme you should email Employability@Blossom.LGBT and a member of our team will add you to our waiting list, ready to get in contact as soon as we can! 

Partners & Volunteers

We are on the look out for businesses and other not for profits who would be interested in joining the scheme either as a partner, to offer the scheme to their graduates or service users, or to provide internship placements and experiences. We are also looking for volunteers who are interested in joining us as mentors, to develop the scheme, or support in another way. You should email Oscar@Blossom.LGBT to express your interest in being involved. 

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